Friends Of Staplegrove School (FOSS)
FOSS is a group of enthusiastic parents, carers and family members whose aim is to enhance the children’s school experience.
Our main focus is on fundraising, through events such as our school discos, cake and uniform sales, spring bingo and our Christmas and Summer fairs. Some of our recent purchases for the school have been waterproof clothing for Elm class, reading books for Elm class, new T-shirts for the choir, £500 of Accelerated Reader books, a performance from a theatre group, artefacts to support the teaching of R.E, a keyboard stand and £1200 towards the whole school trip to Crealy. We are also saving towards enhancing the playground and are hoping to do this soon.
In the school year 2016/17, FOSS raised over £6000.
Another way in which FOSS supports the school is by holding working days where we freshen up the playground. On our recent working day we repainted much of the wood in the playground, swept and tidied the whole outdoors of the school, cleaned some tables and cleared 6 wheelbarrows of weeds.
One of our most enjoyable events of the year is the Christmas dinner and visits from Father Christmas. For Christmas dinner FOSS supply all of the children with Christmas crackers and juice and the members of FOSS serve lunch to the children. On the same day some members of FOSS dress up as elves and help Father Christmas to deliver presents to the children.
Can you help us?
FOSS are always looking for more help. We always welcome new at our meetings and who help to plan events, but this is not the only way you can help.
Can you spare an hour to run a stall at one of our events or 45 minutes to sell cakes after school?
Could you come along to one of our working days and offer skills for a few hours?
Could you come and supervise at a school disco?
Any way that you can help us can make a big difference and help us to continue being able to run our events. FOSS is very welcoming and friendly, our children come along to all of the events we run and it is lovely to see them so eager to help out and playing so nicely together with children from all year groups.
If you think you could help out in any way at all, please let us know. You can catch one of us in the playground, ask a teacher to put you in touch with us, contact us on our Facebook page – Friends Of Staplegrove School or come along to one of our meetings.
If your employer runs a matched funding scheme then your help could be even more beneficial to us.
Currently the committee is lead by:
Chair – Victoria Parsons
Vice Chair – Alison Mattravers
Secretary – Tania Maskell
Treasurer- Kelly Hodges
School Disco – Friday 15th June
Non-uniform Day – Friday 29th June
Summer Fair - 7th July
Summer Fair raised £ 3090.61
Spring Family Bingo raised £304.10
February School Disco raised £226
February cake and uniform sale raised £109.23
Christmas Fair raised £1703.85